Imphal, Jan. 7: Defending champions North Eastern Reorganisation and Cultural Association today crashed out of the 57th Sir Churchand Singh Football Tournament at Khuman Lampak main stadium here with a 4-5 goal-defeat against Tiddim Road Athletic Union.
Tiddim Road stole the show with Daniel L. Hmar heading home the opening goal off a corner kick by N. Momocha Singh in the 40th minute for the lead.
North Eastern got the equaliser in the 76th minute through L. Gouro Singh.
The score after that remained unchanged and the match was decided by a tiebreak.
In the shootout, Tiddim Road players converted four shots through K. Priyokumar, M. Meino, L. Bikram, N. Dhananjoy while S. Ratan Singh’s shot was saved by the North Eastern keeper.
For North Eastern Reorganisation, M. Deepak, Kh. Satish, Md Sohail Shah found the net while M. Tyson and L. Gouro’s shots were saved by Tiddim Road keeper Ch. Kumar Singh for his team’s victory.
Selection: Birchandra Memorial Sporting Club thrashed Youth Welfare Club, Malom by 6-0 goals in the Manchester United Premier Cup Selection Competition on Khuman Lampak artificial turf.
Hockey: Hockey Union drubbed South Eastern Youth Organisation by 8-0 goals in the Manipur Hockey under-14 Boys Hockey Tournament, 2013 played at Practice Field, Khuman Lampak.
In the other matches, Khongman Students Club beat YCLYL by 5-0 goals and CDO Charangpat overcame All Jiribam Sports Association by a solitary goal.